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Vaccination campaign necessary to stop the spread of cholera in Haiti, says researcher

April 25, 2017
Vaccination campaign necessary to stop the spread of cholera in Haiti, says researcher GAINESVILLE, USA -- A mathematical model of cholera transmission in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake suggests that current approaches to cholera control and elimination, which focus primarily on improving sanitation, are not likely to solve the problem. However, eradication of cholera...

PANCAP hosts youth meeting to discuss ending AIDS by 2030

April 20, 2017
PANCAP hosts youth meeting to discuss ending AIDS by 2030 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host a meeting of youth leaders from 19 Caribbean countries on April 21 and 22, 2017 in Port of Spain, Trinidad. The focus of the forum will be a discussion on the role of youth in the national and...

Honduras to improve public health care with $50 million loan from IDB

April 20, 2017
Honduras to improve public health care with $50 million loan from IDB TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduras will improve the efficiency of public spending in the health care system and the development of its legal, regulatory and operational framework with the help of a $50 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). One of the goals of the project...

Commentary: Assessing the disparity and neglect at the PAH in Grenada one year later

April 18, 2017
Commentary: Assessing the disparity and neglect at the PAH in Grenada one year later After writing a commentary where I addressed the disparity and the neglect at the (Mirabeau) Princess Alice Hospital (PAH) and highlighted the vast differences between the PAH’s inability to provide proper healthcare compared to the General Hospital (despite the fact that the PAH services a large cross-section...

Turks and Caicos health insurance scheme faces 'serious issues and significant liabilities'

April 10, 2017
Turks and Caicos health insurance scheme faces 'serious issues and significant liabilities' PROVIDENCIALES, TCI -- Commenting on a recent report on the management of the National Health Insurance Board (NHIB) by the chief internal auditor, Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) Governor Dr John Freeman noted that serious mismanagement of the NHIB or of other statutory boards could...

Cuban scientists to present results of clinical trials of new drug

April 8, 2017
Cuban scientists to present results of clinical trials of new drug HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Experts from different branches of medicine in Cuba were on Thursday due to present the latest results of the application of Hebervital, a product of the Cuban biotechnology sector, in a national workshop in Havana. Hematologists, oncologists, orthopedists, dentists...

Most deaths in Caribbean due to non-communicable diseases

April 4, 2017
Most deaths in Caribbean due to non-communicable diseases ROAD TOWN, BVI -- Director of the Chronic Disease Research Centre, Dr Alafia Samuels, has said that heart and respiratory diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes are significantly affecting the people of the Caribbean. Samuels gave an update on the Port of Spain Declaration signed in 2007 by...

Dr Trevor Layne: A Grenadian trailblazer

April 3, 2017
Dr Trevor Layne: A Grenadian trailblazer NEW YORK, USA -- Dr Trevor Layne a trailblazer who is changing the world with medical breakthrough and social change. He has dedicated his life to the war on cancer. The Grenadian-born oncologist and hematologist has performed well over 20 bone marrow transplants with his team.

Puerto Rico officials discuss 'Medicaid Cliff' health care crisis and impact on Florida taxpayers

April 1, 2017
Puerto Rico officials discuss 'Medicaid Cliff' health care crisis and impact on Florida taxpayers ORLANDO, USA -- Puerto Rico Secretary of State Luis Rivera-Marin and the Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA) hosted a critical issue advisory discussion in the Orlando area to build awareness of the urgent health care crisis developing around the issue known as the Medicaid Cliff.

BVI health system commended

April 1, 2017
BVI health system commended ROAD TOWN, BVI -- The government of the British Virgin Islands has been commended on its achievements, as its health system is said to be setting the example for the Eastern Caribbean region. Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) advisor of health systems strengthening...

Commentary: The future of the WHO: A call for leadership from Latin America and the Caribbean

April 1, 2017
Commentary: The future of the WHO: A call for leadership from Latin America and the Caribbean In May, Latin American governments and our colleagues in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) region will have a unique opportunity to participate in how healthcare will be governed for the next five years, when we, and member states across the globe, elect the next director-general of...

Letter: FFOS calls for 'state of emergency' on the Gulf of Paria fisheries

April 1, 2017
Letter: FFOS calls for 'state of emergency' on the Gulf of Paria fisheries If the government says the fish from the Gulf of Paria are safe to eat then why is there continuous death of marine species from Mosquito Creek to Point Fortin? The two dolphins found dead on Thursday 30th March in the heart of La Brea bring the total number of dead dolphins since the December 17...

Letter: Grenada's spiralling health care crisis

March 30, 2017
Letter: Grenada's spiralling health care crisis The World Health Report on Grenada is in need of revision. Grenada is dealing with a pressing need in the health care system; its economic strife has left the healthcare system struggling to cope with a growing devastating health care crisis. Everyone, except the Grenadian government, knows...

Food-borne ailments on the rise in the Caribbean

March 27, 2017
Food-borne ailments on the rise in the Caribbean PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Every year, thousands of people in the Caribbean experience food-borne illnesses, after exposure to contaminated food or drink. Persons affected usually experience severe diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain, sometimes accompanied by fever, headaches and...

Mexico commits US$5 million to construct hospital in Dominica

March 25, 2017
Mexico commits US$5 million to construct hospital in Dominica ROSEAU, Dominica -- The government of Mexico has informed the government of Dominica that it is committing US$5 million (EC$13.5 million) for the construction of the Marigot Hospital.  Dominica's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Mexico's Ambassador to Dominica, Luis Manuel Moreno...

OECS laboratories receive new agricultural health and food safety equipment

March 25, 2017
OECS laboratories receive new agricultural health and food safety equipment CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Laboratories in Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states are now better equipped to diagnose issues related to human, animal and plant health, and food safety, thus increasing their levels of efficacy and efficiency. On Wednesday March 15, 2017...

Puerto Rico officials urge congress to take immediate action to avoid 'Medicaid cliff'

March 23, 2017
Puerto Rico officials urge congress to take immediate action to avoid 'Medicaid cliff' WASHINGTON, USA -- The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello, and Puerto Rico’s Resident Commissioner Jennifer Gonzalez spoke to a group on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge the US Congress to address immediately the urgent and entirely avoidable health care crisis known as...

Puerto Rico governor seeks Florida's assistance in addressing healthcare crisis

March 21, 2017
Puerto Rico governor seeks Florida's assistance in addressing healthcare crisis SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló Nevares, has alerted Governor Rick Scott of Florida in a letter, calling his attention to the "rapidly approaching drop in federal healthcare funding for Puerto Rico, known as Medicaid cliff", which will likely result in a substantial...

Regional experts lay groundwork for unified response to vector-borne diseases

March 18, 2017
Regional experts lay groundwork for unified response to vector-borne diseases PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- “Although dengue has been in the region for years, with the introduction of chikungunya in 2013 and now zika, vector-borne diseases (VBDs) have become very prominent, taking center stage,” stated Dr Karen Polson-Edwards, acting director, Surveillance, Disease...

Cuba to start clinical trials of drug against renal cancer

March 9, 2017
Cuba to start clinical trials of drug against renal cancer HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- A clinical trial with Heberferon, one of the leading lines of Cuban biotechnology, will begin this year in Cuba in about 300 patients with renal carcinoma, according to Dr Iraldo Bello, the expert who developed the product at the Center for Genetic Engineering and...

Confirmed cases of dengue fever in Turks and Caicos

February 21, 2017
Confirmed cases of dengue fever in Turks and Caicos GRAND TURK, TCI -- The ministry of health, agriculture and human services in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) has advised that, during the period of February 17 - 20, 15 students and one teacher at the HJ Robinson High School in Grand Turk have reported symptoms consistent with dengue fever.

Operation Smile Dominican Republic holds week-long volunteer training program

February 14, 2017
Operation Smile Dominican Republic holds week-long volunteer training program SANTIAGO, Dominican Republic -- Operation Smile, an international medical charity that has provided hundreds of thousands of free surgeries for people in developing countries who are born with cleft conditions, teamed up with the Dominican Republic Institute of Latin American Concern...

Childhood obesity a continuing concern, says Barbados minister

February 11, 2017
Childhood obesity a continuing concern, says Barbados minister BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The ministry of health continues to warn Barbadian parents that childhood obesity is a major forerunner to the development of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Health Minister John Boyce said on Wednesday that not only were obese children at higher...

PANCAP partners with Caribbean faith leaders for consultation on ending HIV and Aids by 2030

January 24, 2017
PANCAP partners with Caribbean faith leaders for consultation on ending HIV and Aids by 2030 GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) and Caribbean faith leaders will host a consultation on ending HIV and AIDS by 2030. The consultation takes place on 1-2 February 2017, in Port of Spain, Trinidad, and is being co-funded by...

Commentary: The brain drain of the Caribbean trained nurses

January 23, 2017
Commentary: The brain drain of the Caribbean trained nurses Our quiet need: The role of a nurse is equally important as a good doctor, education, clean criminal record, and a productive safe community. These caretakers and medicine givers are eyes and ears of doctors, from preparing a clean bed to escorting sick and helpless patients, even ones...

Processed foods drive surge in obesity rates in the Caribbean, says UN-backed report

January 20, 2017
Processed foods drive surge in obesity rates in the Caribbean, says UN-backed report NEW YORK, USA -- Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, and are prevalent particularly among women and children, according to a new United Nations-backed report. Nearly 360 million people, or 58 percent of the inhabitants of the region...

The top three most useful gadgets for your workout

January 19, 2017
The top three most useful gadgets for your workout Working out? Getting fit? Trying to lose weight? Let technology help you with your efforts! The same science that has put a man on the Moon is today working for you, helping you not only get leaner, but also be healthier and fitter. Here are three of the most useful gadgets for your workout that...

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